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Mid-Edition Update for October 18, 2021

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Featured In This Update:

Getting The Numbers Right, Part II

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Points To Ponder

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All You Need To Know About Vaccine Failure In One Incredible Chart

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison

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HEY, PEOPLE! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

Getting The Numbers Right, Part II

The push for "vaccinating" kids relies on deception and ignorance.

LAST WEEK'S NEWSLETTER focused on correcting the widespread misimpression of the actual C19 fatality totals that is promoted by certain interests which benefit from widespread public panic and which, accordingly, strive to perpetuate that liberty- and rule-of-law-eroding state of affairs. In this mid-edition update, I'm going to devote attention to one small part of that deception campaign, in response to Joe Biden's announcement last week of the imminent approval of mRNA "vaccines" for injection into children ages 5-11.

That approval would NOT be a good thing.

Such injections into yet another new batch of American children would be totally unnecessary and is totally contra-indicated by the data. That this is not immediately obvious to everyone is only due to the suppression of the relevant facts (and/or the irresponsible failure of officials and the MSM to report those relevant facts).

Let's take a look at those data and facts.

TO BEGIN WITH, please take in the fact that only 605 deaths have been ascribed to Americans ages 0-18 over the entire course of the pandemic (add the two numbers in the third column):

You can see the breakdown of the portion of that 605 which is ascribed to each specific age within that range (also distinguished by sex) in the table here (composed of screenshots from the National Center for Health Statistics, as presented by the CDC here). As you will note, the total of ages 5-11 is only 90.

Keep in mind as well that the numbers presented are aggregates of those declared to have died from C19 and those declared to have died merely with C19 as a supposed or alleged comorbidity (an important distinction discussed in some detail in the lead article from last week, which can be reviewed here).

NOW, THOSE COMORBIDITIES are very important. Our object is to break that tiny total 5-11-year-olds fatality figure of 90 down into an actually meaningful number relevant to the question of how important it is that children in that age range are or are not injected with essentially untested drugs with an unprecedentedly large and rapidly-growing catalog of adverse reactions, up to and including death.

In order to do so we must exclude the tragic deaths among these 90 in which C19 was merely deemed to be present, or in which its influence on the outcome, if any, was a simple complicating factor just as would have been the onset of a common cold, influenza, pneumonia, or any other respiratory illness.

We can accomplish this refinement of the data by applying the CDC's "6%" rule, as explained here (from a table generated in late 2020):

 

Applying that rule, we can seen that only 5 or 6 of the 90 child fatalities listed in the 5-11-year-old cohort can be said to have died from C19. Each one of these half-dozen deaths over the last two years is a tragedy, of course, but an infinitesimally small number from amongst a population of more than 28 million in the age-range, and an especially tiny number against which to weigh the certainty of many, many, many adverse and possibly fatal reactions to the "vaccine" injections amongst those 28 million+, both immediately and as a consequence of unknown future side-effects.

WE CAN ALSO LOOK at a more detailed set of data on comorbidities. These data are only available as to the somewhat larger cohort of 0-24-year-olds, rather than the 0-18-year-old cohort of which we have been speaking so far, however, so a little cognitive hiccup will need to be dealt with. (But there's a fine Easter egg to be revealed as a consolation prize for your trouble, as you will see, so hang in there.)

Let's begin this supplemental exploration by looking at an expanded year-by-year and sex-separated list of reported "from" and "with" fatalities, which can be found here. Adding up that list yields a total of 1,954 fatalities in the 0-24-year-old cohort.

Now we can look at the corresponding comorbidity table specifying the existing diseases by which were afflicted 94% or so of the C19-related fatalities reported among these children and young adults:

Totaling them up, we find 2,934 comorbidities afflicting the 1,954 victims aged 0-24 reported as dying either from or merely with, C19.

These data do not yield exact figures as to how many of the 90 dead 5-11-year olds which make up the total fatality figure were afflicted with fatal or potentially-fatal diseases even without regard to the presence of C19 (and thus, how many actually died from C19 itself). But they strongly support the conclusion that the number of actual deaths from C19, which, the injection-enthusiasts argue could theoretically have been spared by injection with a "vaccine" (at the cost of an unknown but certain number of dangerous and possibly fatal adverse reactions to the injections) and yet might not have been anyway (since the "vaccines" are NOT proof against catching and dying from C19, even if no adverse reactions occur) IS TINY.

Vanishingly tiny.

And when the vanishingly-tiny danger of C19 to that cohort of 5-11-year-olds reflected in these numbers is measured against the grave-- even if intermittent-- dangers of the "vaccines", it is clear that prudence and good parenting must forcefully conclude that subjecting more children to these injections would be criminal.

OKAY, NOW TO THE "EASTER EGG": I hope everyone noticed that the table excerpt above, accompanying the CDC's "6%" rule explanation, predates the "vaccine" roll-out (it's from December 12, 2020). Notice further that it reports only 585 fatalities for the cohort of 0-24-year-old Americans up to that publication date, which included the entire pandemic period up to the last three weeks of 2020 (the first official report of C19 fatalities was February 8, 2020).

Now, remember that during the time since that report of 585 total C19-related fatalities among 0-24-year-olds, ever-increasing numbers of Americans have been being "vaccinated"-- with even those as young as 16 being injected beginning last April. And yet, as shown in the table of fatalities within the cohort to date, over that basically identical length of time the number of fatalities in the cohort has more than tripled-- to 1,954.

It is, of course, a fallacy to automatically equate correlation with causation. But these additional data, if ranked on either side of the rightness or wrongness of rolling out the injections of "vaccines" into another 28 million Americans arms-- and little American arms, at that-- certainly stand against the proposition.

They also, of course, underscore at least the abject failure of the "vaccination" campaign overall, if not the more sinister possibility that the "vaccination" campaign is an active disaster in its own right.

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Points To Ponder

On "booster shots", universal audits, Amazon's upcoming exploitation of Tolkien, and "Building Back Better".

THE DRUMBEAT FOR "VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS" make me think of nothing so much as Einstein's observation that doing the same thing over and over again in the hope of getting different results is the very definition of insanity...

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SPEAKING OF "BOOSTER" SHOTS and insanity, evidence has been steadily growing for some time that the COVID "vaccines" are damaging the immune systems of those who get them, as reflected in the fact that "vaccinated" people have lately outpaced unvaccinated people in hospitals and morgues due to C19. (And as reflected in the "Easter egg" in the article above and the "Other Voices" and Afterword further down this page ...)

That is, not only do the "vaccines" not protect against C19 themselves, but they appear to be diminishing your natural immune system's ability to do so (and by implication, its ability to protect you against other pathogens, like the flu, TB, pneumonia, etc.). This appears to be a universal adverse reaction, though not reported as such to VAERS.

What sane person would let this toxic injection be put into their arm? Or into those of their children?

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I'VE BEEN ASKED BY A NUMBER OF FOLKS to comment on the Biden regime's call for universal bank account monitoring by the IRS. Needless to say (to the CtC-educated community, anyway) the idea that transactions can be monitored without sworn allegations-- or at least evidence of some kind-- that they involve or reflect taxable activity (which is NOT the mere acquisition of money, of course) is the most fundamental problem with the proposition.

(And in fact, this fundamental problem is being tacitly acknowledged in some way, as indicated by the choice in the new legislation of the $600.00 threshold which has long been built into the 1099 reporting rules in 26 USC. One wonders whether the unread 2100-page bill in which this endless audit proposal appears actually calls for the banks to somehow report these transactions by way of "information returns"...)

BUT THERE'S A BIGGER-PICTURE ISSUE HERE, which is easy to address and easy for even the non-CtC-educated to grasp. Monitoring of bank accounts absent a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The stock answer to such a charge is that having put the transactions in the hands of third parties like banks one has foregone any "expectation of privacy", and therefore the government can poke through them just like anyone can poke through the trash you put out on the street for pickup. But this doctrine is wrong, and always has been wrong.

In fact, that "expectation of privacy" doctrine stands the Fourth Amendment on its head. The doctrine assumes that any scrutiny by government (search, seizure, or what have you) that is not expressly forestalled by the citizen involved (by taking special steps of concealment) is therefore permitted. But actually, the Fourth Amendment, properly and accurately read, bars the government from conducting scrutiny unless IT has expressly undertaken some specific steps by which its interest and attention can be authorized.

This is all made clear as day by a simple examination of the historical underpinnings of the amendment-- that is, the various versions of the amendment enacted within Constitutions of the several states before being mimicked with a version in the federal Bill of Rights.

I commend to everyone the presentation and analysis of that history, which will be found here, and I strongly encourage a careful read and wide dissemination of the material. The application of this knowledge offers many benefits to a liberty-loving people which extend well beyond the simple matter of quashing groundless "forever audits" by the IRS.

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THE REAVERS AT AMAZON are about to subject J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings masterpiece to "woke" destruction in the form of a series based on the classic trilogy (and perhaps the related books such as The Hobbit and The Silmarillon). I don't know how bad it will be, but I can condemn the effort sight unseen simply for its exploitative character.

The object of these efforts is to use the enormous well-established fan-base (or righteous fame) generated by the amazing power and virtues of the original work to draw lots of eyeballs to the "new version"-- including many with no real knowledge of the original work other than the esteem in which it is widely held. That new version will be subtly laced with political and social propaganda-- propaganda especially notable in most cases for being of a sort that Tolkien (and any other original author whose work is abused in this manner) would have found abhorrent, as well as harmful to the quality of the story being told.

In the hope of discouraging this abuse I urge everyone to avoid this program when it appears, and to encourage others to do the same.

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FINALLY, one quick word about Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" title for his destructive $3.5tn "great reset" legislative package: That title is calculated to suggest that America has been victimized by some kind of enormous natural disaster from the rubble of which we need to arise and reconstruct.

"Build Back Better" suggests that an unprecedentedly-massive hurricane blew down all those small businesses that closed over the last 19 months, and is responsible for the short-staffing at hospitals and police departments  and the destroyed economy generally.

No.

The fact is, all the "building back" that needs to be done is a consequence of imposed state and federal executive diktats. All that needs to be done to "build back" is for those edicts to be rescinded, abandoned or ignored by judges and cops (until when those responsible for them begin to be prosecuted accordingly).

We don't need any "building". We just need some open-eyed, grown-up grade "tearing down".

(And by the way, "Let's go, Brandon!")

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The Only Thing You Really Get Out Of Wearing A Mask:

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Some Observations Regarding Any Government's Alleged "Emergency Powers"

The Ongoing Effort To Leverage Months of Conditioning Into Residual Despotism With Bogus Fatality Figures

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

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Remember 'War Games'?

THIS VIDEO PROJECTS THE PROGRESS of a nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States. It's frightening, as it should be, as well as sobering and instructive. My only criticisms are, first of all, that it fails to account for the imbalance that will now be present in any such exchange due to the new Russian hypersonic weapons.

Secondly, the video fails to account for China's contribution to the exchange against the US, which is a virtual certainty. China knows that if Russia goes, and the US survives, it goes soon after. So, that will not be allowed to happen.

See important related comments here.

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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

Continued...

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"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound

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Did you know…

…The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1. Perjury is a crime. Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax. Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share. Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade. Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States. The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.

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Other Voices:

Important guest observations and commentary with an important afterword by Yours Truly

 

All You Need To Know About Vaccine Failure

Not in Israel, in the US- in one incredible chart.

by Alex Berenson

So researchers decided to look at whether heavy use of cocaine, cannabis, and other drugs increases the risk for breakthrough Covid infections. (They found having a cannabis use disorder does; other drugs don’t, once you control for comorbidities. Tell Your Children.)

Anyway, that’s not the news.

This study was large and well-conducted. It used a database that covers 85 million Americans in 63 health-care organizations. It was published Oct. 5 in World Psychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal. People were included if they’d had no Covid infection before vaccination and had been “fully vaccinated” – that is, 14 days after the second dose.

The researchers wound up examining medical records of about 580,000 Americans, 30,000 with a substance use disorder, 550,000 without. They found that just over 7 percent of people with a use disorder wound up with a breakthrough infection between January and August, compared to 3.6 percent of those without.

Okay. Set aside the small group of users and focus only on the 550,000 people in the non-using group. They had a 3.6 percent chance of infection for fully vaccinated people over eight months, January to August.

But eight months is really about four months. Why? These are BREAKTHROUGH infections, and the average vaccinated American was not “fully” vaccinated until mid-April. (Remember, too, that “breakthrough” infections do not include the two weeks after the first dose, when vaccine efficacy is somewhere between zero and negative.)

So 1 in 28 “fully vaccinated” people was infected over the four months when the vaccines were at peak effectiveness. Because vaccines work!

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But story gets worse. Much worse.

The researchers stratified the risk of infection by month, January through August.

Here’s that chart - for the 550,000 people WITHOUT a substance use disorder, in other words the vast majority of the sample:

Continued...

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...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-Voltaire

BERENSON FAILS TO PROVIDE A LINK to the study of which he speaks-- find it here. The thing is well worth reading. In fact, it contains a number of gems beyond what Berenson presents in his nonetheless valuable article (including some, in my mind, more accessibly compelling).

For instance, at the end of page 3 (and just after the discussion by the researchers of the rate of increase in infection-likelihood made much of by Berenson and illustrated by the chart he copies from the report) we find this:

Within the SUD [substance use disorder] population, the overall risk for hospitalization was 22.5% in the breakthrough cohort compared to 1.6% in the matched non-breakthrough cohort (RR=14.4, 95% CI: 10.19- 20.42). The overall risk for death was 1.7% in the breakthrough cohort, compared to 0.5% in the matched non-breakthrough cohort (RR=3.5, 95% CI: 1.74-7.05).

Within the non-SUD population, the overall risk for hospitalization was 17.5% in the breakthrough cohort compared to 0.5% in the matched non-breakthrough cohort (RR=34.2, 95% CI: 28.05-41.67). The overall risk for death was 1.1% in the breakthrough cohort compared to 0.2% in the matched non-breakthrough cohort (RR=6.0, 95% CI: 4.20-8.66).

Study, page 3.

Did you read that carefully?

It is possible that I am missing something here in what was, admittedly, a quick look at this densely-worded report when I found it shortly before my publication deadline. But it appears that what we are told in these two paragraphs is that "vaccinated" subjects ["breakthrough cohort"] with substance use disorder have an overall risk for hospitalization (that is, severe infection) of 22.5% compared with only 1.6% in what I am assuming to be the corresponding unvaccinated group ["non-breakthrough cohort"].

The overall risk of death for the "vaccinated" group is 1.7% versus .5% in the unvaccinated group.

Likewise, in the non-SUD subjects, it appears that we are being told that the risk of severe infection (hospitalization) in the "vaccinated" group is 17.5%, while in the unvaccinated group it is only .5%. Risk of death for the "vaccinated" is 1.1%, but only 0.2% in the unvaccinated group.

Yes, having a "substance use disorder" leads to slightly worse outcomes than not having one, but the real killer factor appears to be "being vaccinated".

If I am reading this correctly, this research loudly echoes that of recent British and Israeli studies showing that getting "vaccinated" dramatically increases one's odds of becoming sick with C19, of becoming dangerously sick, and of dying from the infection.

(And even if I AM missing something, of course, Berenson's take-away makes this report a significant goring of the "vaccine" efficacy myth all by itself.)

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work.

Opening selected pages on LHC comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed. Names must be shown in full.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video posted.

I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.

P.S. READ EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS, CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY!!

 

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key or unacceptable).

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.

Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.

Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may-- why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies. Don't get into details-- your audience is going to have no idea what a "LTR3176" is, and you will NOT be capable of explaining it adequately. This is an subject area concerning which you should speak from the heart, not the head.

If you haven't yet begun to act, share the reasons for your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

Watch your own video after you record it and ask yourself: Putting yourself in the place of someone completely immersed in "the matrix"-- oblivious to any notions that you might have been a victim of an "ignorance tax", and comfortable with the status quo-- would the video you just made encourage you to push aside your comforting illusions and learn the liberating truth? If not, try again.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like DropBox, OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive (if you do GoogleDrive you MUST give access permission to stategroups@losthorizons.com), or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript). I will be the judge of whether your submissions qualify for access, but if you do your best you should do fine.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

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Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike

To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:

Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.

Here's how it happened...

Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:

I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______

I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

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Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?

NOTHING.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)

 

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster

 

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

There Is No Public Health Utility To The Current COVID "Vaccines"

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Why Do So Many Still Buy Into The Narrative?

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A Little More Common Sense

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The Propaganda War (Part II)

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A Mature Perspective On "The Pandemic"

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Why Are The Domestic Terrorists Being Ignored? (And A Few Other Inquiries And Observations)

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Declaration Day, 2021: "Small Gathering"? I Don't Think So!

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'The 'Unvaccinated' Question'

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The Old Man In The Chair Echoes Geert Vanden Bossche

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'On The Psychology Of The Conspiracy Denier'

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Exposing The Vaccine Hustle

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With Sleepy Joe Nodding Out, Kamala Harris's Awkward Citizenship Problem Becomes Acute

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The Real Reason For The Attack On Dr. Seuss

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Reaping The Whirlwind

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A Few Observations About Bitcoin, TDS, "Gender Dysphoria" And Section 230

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'The Decline of the West: American Education Surrenders to "Equity"'

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Thinking Of Getting "Vaccinated"?

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'The Mainstream Bubble'

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Ideological Discrimination Is ILLEGAL. Been "De-Platformed"? Start Suing

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'The New Normal'-- An Eye-Opening Documentary Film

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Today's Red-Alert Crisis Is Brought To You By...

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'Covid Is An Orchestration Serving An Agenda-- The Destruction Of Freedom'

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As 2020 Limps To A Close...

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A Summary Of Genevieve Briand's Research

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Walter Williams: The Passing Of A Giant

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A Former Pfizer VP Determines There Have Been No Excess Deaths In The UK

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What Might Be My Final Words For Donald Trump

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'Coming Soon From Joe And Kamala: Hooray For The Revolution!'

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A Few More Voices (Including An Appellate Court) Talking Sense About C19

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The REAL Story Of Thanksgiving

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'Six Factors Which Point To A Rigged Election'

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A California Court Upholds The "Liberty Key" Doctrine Against Gavin Newsom

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I'm No Fan Of Donald Trump, But I've Got Some Advice For Him Nonetheless...

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'Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need The Empire'

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Plugging The PCR Test Into The C19 Panic-Mongering Picture

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Regarding The "Militia" Arrests In Michigan Last Week

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'Lockdown: The New Totalitarianism'

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Shame The Devil

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On "Ideological Balance" And The Courts

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'The Planet's Not Angry, But The Climate Howlers Are Truly Dangerous'

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Potpourri:

The Russians Appear To Have A Vaccine...

A Doctrine Suited To The Unrest In Many American Cities Today

The Meaning Of "Cases"

Lest We Forget

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'The S'The Stalinist Trial Of Julian Assange. Whose Side Are You On?'

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New Victories Offer A Little Relief In An Otherwise Very Dark Time

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If YOU Don't Start Acting, We Will End Up With A Permanent Dystopian "New Normal"

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'Four Months Of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance'

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The Joker's Latest Caper

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The Wisconsin "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Is Posted

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'Media Mask-Mania, or Covid19 Groupthink'

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Louisiana's AG Steps Up, And A Liberty Key Has Been Created To Lend Him A Hand

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A Few Words About Recent Federal Kidnappings

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'Social Distancing' And Masks Have Done NOTHING-- A Handy, Concise Analysis

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'Notorious Fourth: Independence Day in the Land of the Captive, the Home of the Cowed'

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So, Saturday Was Declaration Day. Did You Do It?

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'Julian Ass'Julian Assange In Limbo'

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Rearranging The Deck Chairs While The Titanic Sinks

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A Few Bits Of Dryrot That Have Caught My Attention This Week

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An Existential Threat Is Eating Away At America

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A Few Words About The George Floyd Murder

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David David Denning Shares His CtC Story, And His Shining Spirit

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Other Voices: 'German Report Denounces C19 As 'A Global False Alarm''

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"Lockdown" Liberty, And Its Larger Message

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On The "Chinese Virus" Spin Machine

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Other Voices: 'Trump Derangement v. Trump Enablement'

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A Salute To Three True American Heroes

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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A Salute To Three MORE True American Heroes

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Other Voices: 'What Happened to the Land of the Free?'

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The Current State Of The Covid-19 "Crisis"

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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Another Characteristically Law-Defying Ruling By The Sixth Circuit

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Other Voices: 'Trump Should Sign An America First Stimulus Plan'

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Victories To Chase Away The "Lockdown" Blues!

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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An Especially Important Anniversary This Week

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Other Voices: 'Bill Gates Crosses The Digital Rubicon...'

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A Clarification

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The Hysteria Supplement

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Why Did Everyone Miss The Very Shiny Pearl I Tossed Out Last Week?

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Other Voices: 'Punishing America's Enemies'

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April 4, In Manchester, NH! Be There!!

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The First 2019 Victories Are Posted!

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Celebrating The Irish

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A Few Calming Stats On Covid-19

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BREAKING NEWS: A Cure For Covid-19 Has Apparently Been Found

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A Testimonial Video Taking A Novel Tack

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Other Voices: 'Where's The Liberal Outrage Over Tulsi?'

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law

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And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!

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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 18- In 1867, the United States takes possession of Alaska after buying it from Russia for 2 cents an acre.  In 1898, the United States is ceded "legal" possession of Puerto Rico by Spain as a consequence of the Spanish-American War.  In 1954, Texas Instruments introduces the transistor radio.

Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter mid-edition update below.

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 19- In 1935, the League of Nations imposes economic sanctions on Italy over its invasion of Ethiopia.  In 1943, the first antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis is isolated in a lab.  In 1960, the United States imposes an embargo on Cuba.  In 1973, the Nixon Whitehouse defies an appeals court order to turn over the Watergate tapes.  In 1987, a world-wide stock-market crash begins in Hong Kong and spreads throughout the world.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22.6% that day (Black Monday)-- several major markets lose more than 40% of their value, with New Zealand's losing 60% .  In 2005, Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for "crimes against humanity".

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 20- In 1803, the U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.  In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation of communist infiltration of Hollywood.  In 1955, 'The Return Of The King', the last book in Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, is published.  In 1973, the "Saturday Night Massacre" takes place, with Richard Nixon firing Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.  In 2011, Moammar Ghaddafi was killed as part of a United States coup intended to thwart Chinese investments and development of oil interests in Libya, as well Ghaddafi's move toward eliminating the US dollar as the sole currency accepted for oil sales.

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See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 21-  In 1879, Edison tests the first practical version of his incandescent lightbulb (which lasts 13.5 hours before burning out).  In 1945, women are able to vote in national elections in France for the first time.  In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum opens.

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“When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith."

-Abraham Kuyper

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are young Americans getting ripped off...!

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

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A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 22- In 1797, the first parachute jump is made-- a 3,000 foot drop from a hot-air balloon to the delight of a crowd of onlookers in Paris, France.  In 1836, Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.  In 1907, a bank run on the Knickerbocker Trust Company causes its collapse and sparks the "Panic of 1907".  In 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but declines the honor.  In 2008, India launches its first spacecraft to the moon.

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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax

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Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 23- In 1707, the parliament of the United Kingdom meets for the first time.  In 1861, Abraham Lincoln declares habeas corpus suspended for all war-related cases in certain parts of the Union territory, in furtherance of his suppression of widespread dissent against his policy of making war on the seceding Southern states.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.

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Get this graphic as a printable/postable/mailable .pdf

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

Click here to take the test

Find more quizzes here

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources

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"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Ex-Exodus 23:1-3

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 24- In 1861, The first American transcontinental telegraph line is laid, ending the 18 month run of the Pony Express.  In 1926, Harry Houdini performs for the last time.  In 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashes (Black Thursday).  In 1931, the George Washington Bridge opens to traffic over the Hudson River between Fort Lee, New Jersey and Manhattan Island.  In 1945, the United Nations comes into formal existence.  In 2008, many of the world's stock exchanges suffered their worst day in history up to that point, with most dropping around 10%.

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"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot, are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron